About USGC Membership

Becoming a Member – Join the U.S. Grains Council Today!

How Do I Become a Member?

For information on membership, contact the Council’s Membership Department at:

(202) 789-0789

Our mailing address is:

U.S. Grains Council
20 F Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001

Or download the Membership Application, once completed email to mmurphy@grains.org or fax to 202-326-0680.

Requirements for membership include:

  • An interest in our mission – developing markets, enabling trade and improving lives
  • Must have a U.S. mailing address
  • Must agree to adhere by the Council’s rules of conduct and standards
  • Must be an organization (each organization has delegates that represent it)
  • Must pay annual dues:
    • introductory fee of $5,000 for first year, $8,000 per year subsequently
    • small agribusiness membership is $4,000 annually
    • checkoff entities membership begins at $6,000
    • general farm organizations membership is $3,000

For more details concerning membership dues, contact Maria Murphy mmurphy@grains.org. 

The Council’s Board of Directors approves each new member following the submission of a complete application, including appropriate payment.

Why Become A Member?

Council membership provides a variety of benefits, including:

  • access to strategic market information and market intelligence from our international offices.
  • periodic updates on developments in international markets, Council reports and foreign buyer contact lists.
  • the ability to assist in the direction of Council programs and the development of export markets through participation in Advisory Teams and Council activities.
  • member promotion showcases the quality, reliability and consistency of the U.S. grain trade to foreign buyers.
  • efforts to educate foreign customers about its members’ goods and services through its website, publications, trade teams, workshops and team visits to the United States help create lasting partnerships in the foreign marketplace.
  • development and facilitation of partnering activities, where the Council and its members each contribute components to advance a strategic market development.
  • leadership opportunities, with the Council bringing together key agribusiness and checkoff leaders to establish domestic business alliances and increase their domestic visibility.
  • increased U.S. grain exports! The efforts of the Council in working to increase exports means more business for U.S. producers and agribusinesses.

USGC Membership Application

Download the membership application here.

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Let Us Introduce Ourselves

Download and view a presentation about the Council.

Introduction to the Council 2018